One of a trio of very limited, single-vineyard Quady North Syrahs, this is lightly funky and compact, with lovely details throughout. Blueberry, plum and cherry fruit combine, underscored with an earthy funkiness. The ying–yang of citrus and leather bounces along through the finish. Never boring, and a bit challenging, this is also a good value.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.